Concert

Composition Recital: Misaki Goto

Monday / June 18, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Soprano and composer Misaki Goto presents a concert featuring classical repertoires and her compositions.

Admission: 

Shannon Selig

Tuesday / June 12, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Shannon Selig

New England Country Music Award winner for female vocalist, entertainer, and songwriter of the year, Shannon Selig is becoming known as the country star to watch. Selig’s subtle heartfelt vocals combined with a powerhouse belt have often been compared with artists such as Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood.

At the age of 14 Selig cowrote and produced her first full-length album alongside Christian singer-songwriter Ken Medema. After the release, Selig was asked to fly to Las Vegas to perform a song written by Ken Medema for the Keller Williams Kares foundation in front of a crowd of over 7,000.

By the age of 16 Selig had performed across the United States and was given an opportunity to perform alongside award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Liz Callaway in The Magic of Christmas with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The show ran for 18 straight shows to a packed house of 1,800.

Soon after, Selig entered McGill University, where she studied voice performance, focusing on opera under the direct instruction of Therese Sevadjian, a French mezzo-soprano from Montreal. In 2009 she transfered to Berklee College of Music , where she is exploring a wider variety of musical styles.

Selig continues to perform at fundraisers throughout the Northeast, and she appeared at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Montreal, which drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 and raised more than $500,000 for the cause. She also returned to the stage at Merrill Auditorium, with the Marshall Tucker Band, where she performed "God Bless America" to help raise money for soldiers in need. Most recently Selig performed for a crowd of 5,000 at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Gardner, Massachusetts.

Selig headed to Tennessee in March 2012 to compete internationally and is due to release her second full-length album in June of this year.

Admission: 
Free

Flamenco Soul

Saturday / June 23, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW
Washington DC
United States

The Flamenco Soul tour—in New York, Washington, Baltimore, and Boston—offers an up-close look at the flamenco and Latin sounds coming from Spain and the Americas. Under the direction of Javier Limón, seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner and artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee in Valencia, Flamenco Soul presents a sample of the best flamenco in the world, risqué but at the same time pure, by the hands and soul of a talented, young group of Berklee students, alumni, and flamenco artists that sets the tempo of the sound of today.

This tour will be a journey: first, a glimpse of flamenco's oldest and most original styles; then an overview of its distinct paths of evolution; finally arriving at the experimental modes of today, offering a preview to flamenco's future.

This event is part of Young Flamenco Project, an initiative of SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, to foster the musical creativity of young Spanish and Latin-American artists in the United States.

Admission: 
$25 in advance

Flamenco Soul

Friday / June 22, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
B.B. King Blues Club
237 West 42 St
New York
United States

The Flamenco Soul tour—in New York, Washington, Baltimore, and Boston—offers an up-close look at the flamenco and Latin sounds coming from Spain and the Americas. Under the direction of Javier Limón, seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner and artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee in Valencia, Flamenco Soul presents a sample of the best flamenco in the world, risqué but at the same time pure, by the hands and soul of a talented, young group of Berklee students, alumni, and flamenco artists that sets the tempo of the sound of today.

This tour will be a journey: first, a glimpse of flamenco's oldest and most original styles; then an overview of its distinct paths of evolution; finally arriving at the experimental modes of today, offering a preview to flamenco's future.

This event is part of Young Flamenco Project, an initiative of SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, to foster the musical creativity of young Spanish and Latin-American artists in the United States.

Admission: 
$25 in advance

Flamenco Soul

Monday / June 25, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472

The Flamenco Soul tour—in New York, Washington, Baltimore, and Boston—offers an up-close look at the flamenco and Latin sounds coming from Spain and the Americas. Under the direction of Javier Limón, seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner and artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee in Valencia, Flamenco Soul presents a sample of the best flamenco in the world, risqué but at the same time pure, by the hands and soul of a talented, young group of Berklee students, alumni, and flamenco artists that sets the tempo of the sound of today.

This tour will be a journey: first, a glimpse of flamenco's oldest and most original styles; then an overview of its distinct paths of evolution; finally arriving at the experimental modes of today, offering a preview to flamenco's future.

This event is part of Young Flamenco Project, an initiative of SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, to foster the musical creativity of young Spanish and Latin-American artists in the United States.

Admission: 
$25

Flamenco Soul

Sunday / June 24, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore Soundstage
124 Market Place
Baltimore
MD
United States
21202

The Flamenco Soul tour—in New York, Washington, Baltimore, and Boston—offers an up-close look at the flamenco and Latin sounds coming from Spain and the Americas. Under the direction of Javier Limón, seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner and artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee in Valencia, Flamenco Soul presents a sample of the best flamenco in the world, risqué but at the same time pure, by the hands and soul of a talented, young group of Berklee students, alumni, and flamenco artists that sets the tempo of the sound of today.

This tour will be a journey: first, a glimpse of flamenco's oldest and most original styles; then an overview of its distinct paths of evolution; finally arriving at the experimental modes of today, offering a preview to flamenco's future.

This event is part of Young Flamenco Project, an initiative of SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, to foster the musical creativity of young Spanish and Latin-American artists in the United States.

 

 

Admission: 
$25 in advance

Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program Faculty Showcase

Wednesday / June 27, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mark O'Connor will perform with faculty from the Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String program.

Admission: 

Emily's Army / Awesome Express

Thursday / June 28, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Emily's Army Band

Emily's Army is influenced by the rich East Bay music scene, Gilman Street, classic power pop, and garage rock. Emily's Army crafts heartfelt teenage anthems dealing in cautionary tales, politics, and the pressures of adolescence. The band members have known each other for most of their lives and discovered their passion for music together. From 4-year-olds hitting piñatas to little league baseball to surfing to collecting punk rock records; Max, Cole, and Joey formed the band in 2004 as Raining Souls. At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily's Army is a breath of fresh air—rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. 

Awesome Express is Shaqed Druyan, Charles Coleman, Charles Winston, and Kyle Coulter. They are passionate and dedicated about bringing back the classic sound of rock 'n' roll from the '60's and '70's, and are influenced by Led ZeppelinStyx, and Queen.  Performing original music and classic cover songs, they bring audiences to their feet.   

 


Admission: 
$12 General Public

Numasbala

Thursday / June 21, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Numasbala

Founded in 2007 by Colombian singer and bass player Fabio Montenegro, Numasbala was taken to the next level while he was attending Berklee College of Music. There he met Brazilian producer/engineer Pablo Friedman, who both influenced and helped shape Numasbala's vision and music.

In 2010 Numasbala was once again taken to a higher place when Guatemalan cook, keyboardist, singer, and accordionist Javier Samayoa (a.k.a. Capitan Clavier) joined forces with Fabio Montenegro and helped him put a band together. They then recruited Colombian lick-smacking guitar master Felipe Piedrahita (a.k.a. El Caido) and magical drummer from Colombia Gabriela Jimeno (Gabi), who helped the band take its first steps. Together, they played under the name Muamut at Cafe 939 at Berklee, All Asia Cambridge, and Kea in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2011 Gabi departed the band on friendly terms and the band kept on, renaming themselves Numasbala, adding a flavorful horn section, and experimenting with various drummers, until finding the current Peruvian drummer and beat master David Cornejo.

Now Numasbala has grown to be a powerful band with a five-horn section, percussionist, and backup singers (amongst them we find the famous Elsa "la anti-siniestra"). Numasbala has played at the Berklee Performance Center and several Latin parties around Boston, and has been invited to play more promising concerts this upcoming summer.

Be ready and be steady, because Numasbala is currently in the studio in Boston producing their new album, sure to seduce and enchant your ears and dance your soul!

View the entire Kendall Square concert series. 

Admission: 
Free

Yoon Hwa

Friday / July 6, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Yoon Hwa's recital.

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